AC Milan says club might sell Mario BalotelliItaly's Mario Balotelli, left, claims a penalty after a challenge from Costa Rica's Oscar Duarte during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. No penalty was awarded. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
MILAN (AP) -- AC Milan has not ruled out selling Italy striker Mario Balotelli.
Vice President Barbara Berlusconi on Monday called Balotelli a ''great player,'' but added: ''In my mind, I don't believe that someone can be irreplaceable. We will see what happens.''
Balotelli has four years left on his contract at Milan. He has been linked to a return to the Premier League, with Arsenal reportedly interested.
The forward joined Milan from Manchester City in January 2013 and helped the club to third place in Serie A that season. Balotelli scored 14 goals in 30 league matches last season but Milan finished eighth and failed to qualify for European competition.
The 23-year-old player is at the World Cup in Brazil, where he has scored one goal in two matches.